Found September 04, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
CLEVELAND—There would be no need to sacrifice a live chicken to give the Tribe a win Wednesday night. Before the rubber match against the Orioles, the team got an unexpected September call-up from the farm. Reliever Cody Allen and other members of the bullpen brought a chicken to try and keep the team loose. The “rally chicken” seemed to help. With the game tied at four, the Indians struck for two runs in the home half of the fifth to secure a 6-4 series clinching win over Baltimore. The victory also gives the Wahoo's the head-to-head tiebreaker advantage against the O’s, winning the season series 4-3. “This was a big game for us,” starter Zach McAllister said. “We needed to get this win and our offense was great tonight and really stepped up for us. Cleveland (74-65) remains 3.5 games in back of the Tampa Bay Rays for the final A.L. wild card spot despite the win, but move 6.5 games behind Detroit for first place in the Central Division. Orioles starter Zach Britton (2-3, 4.76 ...
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